Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

4.6 out of 5 rating

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Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, the ultimate self-expression smartphone with 5G Ultra Wideband speeds.¹ Take your photos and videos to a whole new level with a multi-lens camera featuring 100X Space Zoom, a 108 MP camera and head-turning 8K video. Cinema-quality features like Vlogger View for simultaneous front and back camera recording and Director's View for real-time angle adjustment let you shoot like a pro. All of your favorite content comes to life on the 6.8" Dynamic AMOLED 2x display with a crazy-high contrast ratio and an adaptive display that automatically adjusts from 10 Hz to 120 Hz. And with a sleek design, hyperfast processing and a battery that won't quit before you do, you can create, connect and do more of what you love. Experience all the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has to offer on Verizon, now with the coverage of 5G Nationwide and the unprecedented performance of 5G Ultra Wideband.¹

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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 rating

4.6/5

4989 reviews

89%

of reviewers recommend this product.

What are you guys doing?

1 out of 5 rating

Stupid · 1 days ago

So, first you guys get rid of the best phone you ever made (The Note series), but now your making new phones without a memory sim slot? Most of your phones dont go past 256gb which is sad, but even at 512 i need more memory. Are you guys even making phones with the consumer in mind anymore or are yea just doing your own thing? Sad. Looks like after 14 years of only using samsung, im gonna have to start looking for a new manufacture. This sucks

A lemon from the start!

1 out of 5 rating

· 2 days ago

Purchased in early 2021 and problems emerged immediately. Random reboots, occasional freezes and crashes. My s7 was rock solid for 5 years, so i chalked it up to new model bugs. Well it's gotten ridiculous with multiple reboots every day until it finally stopped recognizing my PIN. I gave in and factory reset and only installed my necessary apps. After a week the cycle has started again. We'll see how Samsung Support responds.

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Battery life

Up to 27.69 hrs.

Up to 18 hrs.

Up to 28.71 hrs.

Up to 24.89 hrs.

Screen

6.8" WQHD+ (1440X3200) Dynamic AMOLED 2x, 515 PPI

Dynamic AMOLED 2X; Samsung Ultra Thin Glass

6.7" FHD+ (1080X2400) Dynamic AMOLED 2x, 394 PPI

6.2" FHD+ (1080X2400) Dynamic AMOLED 2x, 421 PPI

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Storage

128 GB (Subject to availability)

128 GB,256 GB (Subject to availability)

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128 GB (Subject to availability)

Rear camera

Colors

1. 5G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2,700+ cities.
2. Single Take captures images and video up to 15 seconds
3. Superfast (25 W) charger sold separately. Use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables; do not use any worn or damaged chargers or cables; incompatible charger or cable can cause serious injuries or damage to your device.
4. Based on average battery life under typical usage conditions. Average expected performance based on typical use. Actual battery life depends on factors such as network, features selected, frequency of calls, and voice data, and other application usage patterns. Results may vary.
5. Compared to GS20.
6. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
7. S Pen sold separately.

Design

depth

0.35 in

width

2.97 in.

weight

8.07 oz.

height

6.5 in

Accessibility

HD Voice

Experience HD Voice, Video Calling and Simultaneous Voice & Data. Enable Wi-Fi Calling and make calls anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection

Hearing Aid Compatibility

M3/T3

Network

4G Network

LTE Bands: B2/B4/B5/B13/B46/B66/B48, Anchor Bands: B2/B4/B5/B13/B46/B66/B48

FCC ID

A3LSMG998U

World Device

Works in over 200 countries depending on your plan.

Global Network

LTE Roaming: B3/B7/B8/B12/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28, GSM/UMTS Quad, TDD LTE B38/B39/B40/B41, LTE-LAA: B46

5G Network

n2/n5/n66/n260/n261

Battery

Standby Time

12 days

Usage Time

27.69 hrs.

Battery

5,000mAh (Non-removable)

Additional Features

Voice Assistant

Bixby, Google Assistant

Camera

Front Camera

40MP AF

Performance

Processor

Snapdragon 888, Octa-CoreGold Prime Max 2.8GHz + Gold 2.4GHz + Silver 1.8GHz

Storage

128GB/256GB (ROM) + 12GB (RAM), 512GB (ROM) + 16GB (RAM)

Operating System

Android 11 (R OS)

Display

Screen

6.8" WQHD+ (1440X3200) Dynamic AMOLED 2x, 515 PPI

SKU#

SKU#

SMG998UZKV

What's in the box

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Pre-installed SIM Card
  • Data cable USB-C to USB-C
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Terms & Conditions

1. 5G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2,700+ cities.
2. Single Take captures images and video up to 15 seconds
3. Superfast (25 W) charger sold separately. Use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables; do not use any worn or damaged chargers or cables; incompatible charger or cable can cause serious injuries or damage to your device.
4. Based on average battery life under typical usage conditions. Average expected performance based on typical use. Actual battery life depends on factors such as network, features selected, frequency of calls, and voice data, and other application usage patterns. Results may vary.
5. Compared to GS20.
6. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
7. S Pen sold separately.

4.6 out of 5 rating

4.6/5

4989 reviews

89%

of reviewers recommend this product.

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What are you guys doing?

1 out of 5 rating

Stupid · 1 days ago

So, first you guys get rid of the best phone you ever made (The Note series), but now your making new phones without a memory sim slot? Most of your phones dont go past 256gb which is sad, but even at 512 i need more memory. Are you guys even making phones with the consumer in mind anymore or are yea just doing your own thing? Sad. Looks like after 14 years of only using samsung, im gonna have to start looking for a new manufacture. This sucks

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A lemon from the start!

1 out of 5 rating

· 2 days ago

Purchased in early 2021 and problems emerged immediately. Random reboots, occasional freezes and crashes. My s7 was rock solid for 5 years, so i chalked it up to new model bugs. Well it's gotten ridiculous with multiple reboots every day until it finally stopped recognizing my PIN. I gave in and factory reset and only installed my necessary apps. After a week the cycle has started again. We'll see how Samsung Support responds.

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Mine has been amazing since day one

5 out of 5 rating

Regular person · 2 days ago

Yes, I'd recommend this product.

I pre-ordered mine and has been great every since.. my only complaint with this device is the if u have "wifi 6" it's slow and buggy

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Garbage

1 out of 5 rating

SRR35 · 3 days ago

For the amount paid on this it should work properly. Have to reset almost daily to connect to service, Samsung says there's nothing wrong with it and Verizon has replaced the SIM multiple times. Randomly powers down or freezes several times a day. Seems Samsung has gone downhill every year with their phones and focuses on making cameras better instead of the phone...

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GREAT PHONE BUT...

3 out of 5 rating

MARK B · 3 days ago

I love my phone but one of the features i really needed and wanted was a good voice control feature. "Bixby in my opinion is horrible.' On my s8+ ii was able to say "Hey ......." and call anyone in my address book or it would look a number up on the internet no problem. Not wiith my s21 ultra 5g. I ask it to call my wife or anyone and iit tells me it cant find that person in my contacts. and if i ask it to find on the internet. it tells me an option of how to search and the results are never what i asked for. And you cant just turn off bixbyy and down load ..... its not compatable. i use phone for work and needed to use voice while driving .. not possible. Had i known that i would have bought a different phone. Now i have to pull over everytime i need to make a call and dial the number manually.

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Horrible reception.

2 out of 5 rating

Jefferson · 5 days ago

The phone is fast, and operating is easy. But the reception is absolutely terrible. I definitely liked the s20 ultra, much better.

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Garbage Phone

1 out of 5 rating

MSanchez · 5 days ago

I purchased this phone less than 2 months ago and the phone is garbage. The phone randomly stopped working and I took it to Verizon who sent me to an Asurion repair shop. The shop informed me that it was a display issue and would take 2 hours to fix and that it was a common problem with Samsung phones. It has now been a week and the shop is stating that it was a bad motherboard and will be a complete rebuild. They are waiting for Samsung support to assist them and to not have a completion date in sight. I was also informed that Samsung phones are commonly defective. This will be the last Samsung phone that I purchase. I was a dedicated Samsung Android user for 10 years and I will be switching to Apple.

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Guess what

3 out of 5 rating

Dieter · 7 days ago

No charger plug comes with this $1199 phone.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

5 out of 5 rating

WreckCars69 · 8 days ago

Yes, I'd recommend this product.

Samsung has the best products from refrigerator , Tv, Phones. Own them all they are truly the best items I ever owned.

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Possibly one of Samsung worst...

3 out of 5 rating

Cali Rob · 10 days ago

First off, majority of the features of the phone are incredible. The screen and definition is ridiculously good. The OS from what I've found is fast, stable, and easy to navigate. This is what has kept me coming back to Samsung all these years. Battery life and charging is great with very fast charging and typically more than a day and a half of battery life with moderate use (not gaming). Now to the camera. What a disaster. My S9+, S10+, and Note 10+ all took great pics with minimal effort. Now don't get me wrong, when the conditions are perfect, no one is moving, lighting is great and the weather is serene, than the camera is phenomenal. But low light selfies, low lights main camera pics, quick pics of motion etc are all awful. Basically the camera processing and focusing simply can't keep up. Expect grainy and over smudged pics that'll make your friends and colleagues cringe when they find out how much you paid for this phone. Sadly it'll be the first phone ever that I try and move to get something else at a likely loss. It's that bad. Shame shame Samsung.

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Frequently asked questions

JOhnMar 6, 2021

Does this phone have fingerprint scanner?

Samsung - 8 months

Hello JOhn, great question! This phone does have a fingerprint sensor. ^Elizabeth

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Verizon Customer Support - 8 months

Page 5 of the manual confirms fingerprint scanning functionality: https://ss7.vzw.com/is/content/VerizonWireless/samsung-galaxy-s21-userguide-01202021pdf - Lorenzo

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RickMar 1, 2021

Is edge still support by Samsung

- 8 months

Yes it is supported

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johnnyMar 6, 2021

Galaxy S21 ultra Buy Online in your company. ls it convenient to activate and install at home.

2hkupMar 5, 2021

My current samsung has a health sensor for stress, blood oxygen and heart rate. Does this one have a sensor?

a10e - 9 months

Yes

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carmelitaMar 5, 2021

Where does the headset go on this phone

Samsung - 8 months

Hello carmelita, great question! This phone has a USB-C audio port on the bottom of the phone. ^Elizabeth

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Verizon Customer Support - 9 months

There is a headphone jack on the bottom right corner of the phone.

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CyniaMar 2, 2021

Can I keep my old phone number with this new phone?

Verizon Customer Support - 9 months

Yes, you can keep your phone number when you upgrade to a new phone.

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JonMFeb 6, 2021

Why no SD memory card slot? For Samsung to continually upgrade the camera systems and ever larger file sizes, we NEED the convenience of memory cards!!! It looks like I will have to stay with my S10 Plus until you build S22 with memory card slots!!!

Becky - 9 months

Not a Verizon issue, go complain to Samsung, Verizon doesn't make the phones

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Samsung - 9 months

Hello JonM, we appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. We are always looking for ways to improve the Samsung experience. Reviews like this help us understand where we can grow. ^Elizabeth

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Verizon Customer Support - 9 months

Every manufacturer decides on what features are built into their devices. Please reach out directly to Samsung for support on this concern. -Marshall

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JohnFeb 4, 2021

Does this phone have bluetooth and wifi support.

Samsung - 9 months

Hello John, great question! This phone has Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth LE connectivity. ^Elizabeth

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Verizon Customer Support - 9 months

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G does support connecting to Wifi as well as Bluetooth devices.

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Jersey JerryFeb 3, 2021

Does it have wireless charging?

Samsung - 9 months

Yes, Jersey Jerry! The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G does have wireless charging available to use. Thank you for asking this question. ^Kayla

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Verizon Customer Support - 9 months

Yes, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G does have wireless charging available. - Rodney

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KeshiaFeb 1, 2021

How big is this phone

Samsung - 9 months

That is a great question, Keshia! The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G screen size is 6.8" in the full rectangle and 6.6" with accounting for the rounded corners. I have included a link that provides more information on this device. Thank you for asking this question. ^Kayla https://www.samsung.com/us/smartphones/galaxy-s21-5g/models/

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Verizon Customer Support - 9 months

The height of this phone is 6.5 in and the width is 2.97 in. - Ellisandra

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